TBT Cookbook Review: Pies and Tarts from the CIA

  Ordinarily my TBT reviews are for books ten or twenty years old. Forgotten treasures. Ah, but today is, not an emergency, but a key day. Memorial Day weekend is upon us. Farmers markets will finally open up in many spots across the land -- for those of us who do not...

TBT Recipe: Kale Slaw with Russian Dressing

Today's TBT recipe is warm with recipes from Suzi's grandmother. And replete with ideas for early spring bounty. Find some kale and carrots. And horseradish. Throw away your bottle of Russian dressing. Here's a recipe from a grandmother born in...

Cookbook Review: Siriously Delicious

This is the first cookbook by Siri Daly and this mother of three young children describes it as her fourth baby. Quite simply, this is just the sort of lovely cookbook we all look for. Interesting recipes designed for even basic skill level, superior food photography...

Braised Sour Red Cabbage with Pomegranate

I know, it’s not pomegranate season. But, you can still get the seeds in stores and online. This is, I realize, at first blush a fall and winter recipe. But you really can enjoy it now, with fresh spring cabbage, or you can file this away for later in the year. This...

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Cookbook Review: Siriously Delicious

This is the first cookbook by Siri Daly and this mother of three young children describes it as her fourth baby. Quite simply, this is just the sort of lovely cookbook we all look for. Interesting...

Green Chile Mayo from Emeril Lagasse

In yesterday’s post I offered up a Pork and Chorizo Burger from Emeril Lagasse. He suggests you serve it with more than warm Green Chile Mayo. We did and we loved it. Emeril’s mayo will be green...

The Brightness: Aperol and Gin

“We need Aperol,” I told my wife. “We should buy a case,” she said. Not an exaggeration by any means, as this beverage demonstrates. I’ve been experimenting with Aperol in combination with different...

Watermelon Syrup

Oh, dear, this was supposed to be published two weeks ago. WordPress had a problem. You’ll love this syrup in sangria, agua fresca, lemonade, … Just use your watermelon imagination!...

Cookbook Review: Rosé Cocktails

This book is simple to describe: it’s a perfect beverage tome and something you should buy. Now. Slim but packed with 40 wonderful rosé-based recipes, this book features four classes of drinks:...

Cookbook Review: The Soda Fountain

  In 2010, in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, Gia Giasullo and Peter Freeman opened up the Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain. It took hours for the first lines to form out the door and the lines remain....

Toasted Pecan Biscuits

  I have always considered toasting nuts to be [1] a waste of time and [2] a pain in the ass. I’ve been wrong. The penetrating aroma of roasted pecans is strikingly evident in these biscuits. That...

A Mother’s Day Oops

Well, I really, really botched it. Yesterday was Mother’s Day and we celebrated by gardening, cooking and entertaining. I had cards for Suzi but in the madness of a most busy day, I forget to...

Frittedda or Vegetable Stew from Sicily

We noticed something intensely in our recent trip to Sicily. Artichokes were in season, really in season. You could buy them unbelievably cheaply: 10 for 1 Euro. So every restaurant had artichokes...

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